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Date published: September 15, 2015

New USGS Streamgage in San Angelo Assists Water Resource Management

A newly installed U.S. Geological Survey streamgage on the South Concho River is providing dam operators and downstream users critical information about the river.

Date published: September 10, 2015

Media Advisory: USGS Data Lights the Way for Tilikum Crossing

Tonight, the Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People, will brighten Portland’s skyline when the bridge’s aesthetic nighttime light program is permanently switched on.

Date published: September 10, 2015

New Tide Gauges at Saxis and Chincoteague Marinas

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with Accomack County, the Town of Saxis and the Town of Chincoteague has installed two new tide gauge stations at the Saxis Marina and Chincoteague Marina to help emergency planners protect the shorelines of the Eastern Shore.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: September 9, 2015

First-Ever National Climate Boot Camp to Address Tribal Needs and Concerns Related to Climate Change

Climate change has a direct and evident impact on Native American tribal communities by disrupting local economies and traditional cultures. Members of tribes from across the United States will convene at the University of Idaho’s McCall Field Campus in June 2016 for the first-ever National Tribal Climate Boot Camp.

Date published: September 8, 2015

Low 2015 Snowpack and River Flows Studied to Provide Insight Into Future Droughts

U.S. Geological Survey hydrologic technicians are currently taking measurements from hundreds of streams and rivers across the western United States as part of a low flow study.

Date published: September 3, 2015

Media Advisory: Remobilized 100-Year-Old Volcanic Ash: Is It a Health Hazard?

Two community events about monitoring old volcanic ash resuspended by high winds are scheduled next week in the City of Kodiak and in Larsen Bay, Alaska.

Attribution: Region 11: Alaska
Date published: August 27, 2015

Media Advisory: Congressman Benishek and Scientists Welcome New Great Lakes “Floating Laboratory”

The U.S. Geological Survey will celebrate the newest addition to its fleet of large research vessels during a traditional ceremony in Cheboygan, Michigan, on Monday. The entire Great Lakes fleet will also be dedicated during the ceremony.

Date published: August 26, 2015

Media Advisory: Scientists and Officials Celebrate 40 Years of Groundbreaking Science in Madison

Representatives from the offices of Senator Tammy Baldwin, Senator Ron Johnson and Congressman Mark Pocan will join leaders from the U.S. Geological Survey, federal and state partners and city officials for a special 40th anniversary event at the USGS National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC) in Madison, Wisconsin, this Friday.

Date published: August 25, 2015

Media Advisory: Officials, Agencies Celebrate 25 Years of Groundbreaking Science in Sioux Falls

The U.S. Geological Survey and NASA will honor their 25-year science partnership and ongoing advancements in land remote sensing at a ceremony in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on Thursday.

Date published: August 24, 2015

Media Advisory: Yes, Humans Really Are Causing Earthquakes — Public Lecture

The earthquake rate has dramatically increased in the central United States in the last six years. Oklahoma had more magnitude 3 or greater earthquakes in 2014 than California.

Attribution: Natural Hazards
Date published: August 19, 2015

Media Advisory: Congressman Kevin Cramer to Join Scientists and Officials for 50th Anniversary Celebration at Jamestown Science Center

U.S. Congressman Kevin Cramer will join leaders from the U.S. Geological Survey and other state and local officials for a 50th anniversary ceremony at the USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center (NPWRC) in Jamestown, North Dakota, this Friday. 

Date published: August 17, 2015

New Flood Warning Resources Available for West Branch

The City of West Branch, Iowa, and the U.S. Geological Survey recently partnered to provide real-time streamflow and flood warning information on the west branch of flood-prone Wapsinonoc Creek.